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Soft Skills Presentation

  1. 1. ITT Technical Institute Career Services
  2. 2. Showing up and succeeding in all of my ITT Tech classes is all that I will need to do to get a job and advance. Myth
  3. 3. Wouldn’t THAT be nice? <ul><li>Your technical education…. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to also evaluate and polish up your SOFT SKILLS . </li></ul><ul><li>WHY? People-related and communication skills are how businesses and employees work together. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are “soft skills”?
  5. 5. Soft Skills are the GLUE between all of your technical skills…. <ul><li>CAD </li></ul>Computer Skills Incident Reporting IT Networking 3D Modeling Marketing DC Electronics
  6. 6. Team Spirit <ul><li>How do you work with others? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you value the opinions and skills of other people? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you too focused on yourself and your role, without thinking about the bigger picture? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you self-centered? Spoiled? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Sociability <ul><li>Do you interact with others? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you carry on a conversation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you answer a question with clear, correct language? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smile, eye contact, handshake, posture…. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personality? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Business Etiquette <ul><li>Professional Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Grooming </li></ul><ul><li>Tattoos and piercings </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing Skills – you have to develop them </li></ul>
  9. 9. Interpersonal Skills <ul><li>What signals do you project? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context of conversation/focus </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Negotiation Skills <ul><li>Communication to make a point in a professional way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you clearly state things professionally in a calm manner? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you fly off the handle when people do not agree with you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you get along with your supervisor? Others? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Positive Attitude <ul><li>Complaint or Solution? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you focus on negative things? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you complain without providing an idea for a solution? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is your glass half-empty? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you focus on the performance or mistakes of others? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Self-Motivation <ul><li>What is moving you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you get up on your own for work/school or is someone else still doing that for you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you wait to be told to do something or seek out work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is motivating you? Family? Money? Recognition? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Time Management <ul><li>All the time in a day….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you scrambling to get from one thing to the next? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you forget appointments? Assignments? Are you LATE? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Time Management <ul><ul><li>Tools: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buy a calendar diary at the </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dollar Store…. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use calendar functions on your computer or cell phone…. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find a tool and stick to it! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Now it’s time to GET REAL. <ul><li>Self-Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is motivating ME? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinions of friends and family---ask for honesty! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How well do I manage my time? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I take feedback? How well do I listen? Focus? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Career Services <ul><li>Meet with your Career Services Team! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical evaluation and constructive feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great suggestions and ideas! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>419-861-6500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop by the office! </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Start NOW! <ul><li>Be honest with yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Know that you are NOT alone! </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm your strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your weaknesses. </li></ul><ul><li>KEEP MOVING FORWARD for that POSITIVE FUTURE! </li></ul><ul><li>ITT Technical Institute wants your SUCCESS! </li></ul>
  18. 18. General Questions <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>